In Ireland, one of the statutory requirements to be met by community radio, is to deliver a social benefit to the community it serves. To clarify what ‘social benefit’ is and how it could and should be assessed, a toolkit has been developed for use by the community radio stations. The toolkit and “The Community Radio – Delivering Social Benefit” report are the products of more than two years of research, looking in-depth at the community radio sector and how it delivers social benefit to communities. Continue reading
New study by the Austrian Academy of Sciences and COMMIT on behalf of the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommuni-cations (RTR) and the forum journalismus und medien wien (fjum) documents mature and unique 3rd sector providing voice and building community – Summary by Helmut Peissl Continue reading
On June 10th 2020 the General Assembly of UNIKOM elected a new Board of Directors reflecting the recent expansion and evolution of the association. The enlargement of the association was voted at the General Assembly 2017, when the new DAB+ local radios joined UNIKOM. One year later, the sub-group “Meldepflichtige Radios” and the sub-group “Komplementäre Radios” were constituted for this purpose. Continue reading
For the New Neighbours project, project partner COMMIT commissioned a series of interviews on media, migration and integration issues to local researchers in different European countries. The talks provide expert analyses and perspectives on the reporting and portrayal of refugees and migrants in the media and complement the country-specific Fact sheets.
We invite you to read more about the issue around media and migration in some of the countries where the documentary films have been produced. Continue reading
The DESPAZ-Social Development and Peace research group has launched a new research project on Communication for Social Change and Media Education to stand up to hate speech on gender and immigration, through the analysis of public discourses in Spain between 2016-2019. Continue reading
If you’re broadcasting to multilingual audiences you may be interested in sharing the Coronavirus Public Service Announcements (PSAs) developed by VOA. The PSAs cover a number of topics related to COVID-19 awareness and prevention and are currently available in English, Dari, Pashto and Urdu. Continue reading
Are you a teenager involved in a local community media? Are you interested in making your voice heard in the current COVID-19crisis? Newsrooms doing broadcast, print and online with teenage reporters in 14 countries are already participating in the World Teenage Reporting Project around COVID-19, but there is room for you, too!
The project is a collaboration organized by Global Youth & News Media to produce stories by teenage reporters from newsrooms around the world about what their counterparts — other teenagers — are doing to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading
On 8 April 2020 the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted the
There is enough research based evidence to state that community-driven approaches lead to sustainable impact and local empowerment. Thus the key to the success in achieving the SDGs is to engage with citizens and to work with organisations that actually work on the ground and are deeply engaged and vulnerable populations.
Communicating Sustainable Development Goals: A Toolkit for Community Radio, is a one of its kind effort to demystify and simplify the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and their 169 targets for community radios, in order to ensure their contribution in meeting the Agenda 2030. Continue reading